London, 23 Oct 08
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT said that the crisis should be viewed as a “housing finance crisis” in which the poorest of poor were left to fend for themselves.
Luanda, 7 Oct 08
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka joined Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos and senior officials of his government on Monday for the global celebration of World Habitat Day 2008.
Kayes, Mali, 7 Oct 08
Some 300 participants including civil society representatives, government and United Nations officials gathered in Kayes, some 600 kilometers from the capital Bamako for this year’s World Habitat Day celebrations in Mali.
Nairobi, 6 Oct 08
At a time the global financial crisis has everybody worrying about their housing financing and mortgages in the United States and other developed countries, Chinese cities may have some of the best solutions to be found anywhere in the world.
Kakamega, 6 Oct 08
Kenyans marked the World Habitat Day on Monday 6 October against the backdrop of traditional pomp and glamour provided by bull fighting teams in Kakamega, the provincial headquarters of Western Province.
Nairobi, 23 Sept 08
A UN-HABITAT training school sponsored by the United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon with generous financial support of Norway and Finland is now teaching young people from the most deprived neighbourhoods of the Kenyan capital how to build better homes.
Nairobi, 22 Sept 08
With just over two weeks left before the observance of this year’s World Habitat Day, preparations for the ceremony are in high gear across the globe. From Africa through Asia to Europe and the Americas, governments, civic bodies as well as NGOs are laying out elaborate plans to mark this year’s event whose theme is ‘Harmoniuos Cities’ to be celebrated on October 6.